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Ferritin

This is an important test used to measure the level of ferritin and provide an insight into the body's iron stores.

Finger-prick blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround

£59.00

£39.00

About Ferritin

What is ferritin?

Ferritin is a protein that stores iron and is an important component of the oxygen-carrying red blood cells (RBCs). Ferritin is found mainly in the liver, bone marrow, spleen, muscles and circulates in the blood. The level of ferritin in the blood is directly proportional to the body’s iron stores. Low levels of ferritin may indicate iron-deficiency anaemia.

Anaemia is a common blood condition characterised by low levels of red blood cells (RBCs) or haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is an important component of RBCs responsible for transporting oxygen.

It is important to have the right amount of haemoglobin and RBCs to supply the body with enough oxygen. Anaemia can cause symptoms including fatigue, weakness and pale skin. Anaemia may develop as a result of a deficiency in your diet, from conditions affecting the health of your RBCs or from significant blood loss.

Why take this test?

This test measures the level of ferritin and provides an insight into the body’s iron stores.

 

What's tested

Iron Status

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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